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Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty

By | September 26, 2011

Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.

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Virologist Charged with Campaign Fraud

By | September 23, 2011

A Medical University of South Carolina researcher is charged with illegal campaign contributions and grant fraud.

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Sexually Confused Dog

By | September 23, 2011

A female bulldog with testicles but no SRY gene considered scientific anomaly.

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European and South African Scientists Share Resources

By | September 23, 2011

A cooperative agreement allows South African scientists to participate in European Molecular Biology programs.

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Atlas to Correct Melting Greenland

By | September 23, 2011

A correction will be made to a renowned atlas, a recent edition of which incorrectly showed Greenland lost extreme amounts of ice.

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UK Approves Embryonic Stem Cell Trial

By | September 22, 2011

The US company investigating the use of human embryonic stem cells to treat a type of macular dystrophy expands its clinical trials to the UK.

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Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners

By | September 22, 2011

This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.

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NIH Budget Slims Down

By | September 22, 2011

A 2012 spending bill, approved by a Senate panel yesterday, would trim the NIH budget by $190 million.

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Chinese Miracle Pig Cloned

By | September 21, 2011

Scientists have cloned a castrated male hog that survived for more than a month buried in the rubble after a massive 2008 earthquake in China.

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Austrian Doctor Reinstated

By | September 21, 2011

A doctor who falsified legal documents and failed to get approval for a clinical trial has been reinstated by an Austrian commission.

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